Ever wondered what would happen if you took Bram Stoker’s legendary vampire tale and put it into a blender with Mel Brooks, Monty Python, and The 39 Steps? That’s just what happens in this lightning-fast, laugh-out-loud, 90-minute, gender-bending romp. When her sister Mina falls ill with a mysterious disease of the blood, Lucy Westfeldt and her fiancé, Jonathan Harker, enlist the help of famed female vampire hunter Doctor Jean Van Helsing. Their hunt for the dangerous and sexy Count Dracula abounds with clever wordplay and quick-change antics. Five actors play over a dozen roles in this bloodcurdlingly hilarious send-up of the literary classic. Casting is flexible and expandable up to 24 actors.
Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors premiered off-Broadway at New World Stages on 4 September 2023. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, the production featured Jordan Boatman, Arnie Burton, James Daly, Ellen Harvey and Andrew Keenan-Bolger. The play was first commissioned by the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and was further developed at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Capital Rep in Albany, NY and at the Segal Centre in Montreal, all under the direction of Greenberg. It premiered as radio play in May 2020 with a cast including Christopher Sieber, Laura Benanti, Annaleigh Ashford, Ashley Park, Alan Tudyk, James Monroe Iglehart and John Stamos.